SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology
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SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology
This oil-control primer gives you a silky, powder-like finish that controls oil, minimizes the appearance of pores, and wears beautifully.

SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology

Based on 430 reviews

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This oil-control primer gives you a silky, powder-like finish that controls oil, minimizes the appearance of pores, and wears beautifully.
  • Unique MICROSPONGE® Technology controls shine
  • Can be worn alone or under makeup
  • Keeps oil under control for hours
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Combination Skin
Concerns:
Enlarged Pores

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    1 oz
    $24.00
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    $1.00

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Why is it different?
SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish has an oil-absorbing formula that works quickly to keep oily skin shine-free. Its unique MICROSPONGE® Technology works invisibly to keep oily shine in check while minimizing the appearance of pores.
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What does it do?
The weightless formula dries to a soft, powder-like finish that smooths out skin imperfections. Can be worn alone or under makeup to help it stay in place all day long. Dab a tiny bit on during the day to maintain results.
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How to use

Dispense a pea-sized amount and using clean fingers or a foundation sponge, dab (do not rub) lightly over oily areas as the last step of your skincare routine or over your foundation. If you wish to apply powder or blush over SHINE STOPPER, let SHINE STOPPER set completely first. Reapply as needed.

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Research

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Epublication, July 2010

Molecular Pharmaceutics, September–October 2009, pages 1,441–1,448

British Journal of Dermatology, November 2006, pages 890–894; and www.microsponge.com.

Ingredients
Key Ingredients glycerin silicone
Product Ingredients

Water, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing/absorbent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Dimethicone (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-100 Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (absorbent), Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate (texture-enhancing), Ceteareth-20 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.3

(based on 430 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (303)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (84)
  • Mattifies/controls oil (68)
  • Easy to use (59)
  • Works effectively (57)
  • Non-greasy (21)

Cons

  • Ineffective (7)
  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (20)
  • Oil control (13)
  • Oily skin (11)
  • Enlarged pores (8)
  • Breakouts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (60), Survivalist / minimalist (34), Beauty expert (17), Skin care professional (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (65), Oily (62)

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5.0

Love it!

By Nicole

from Edmonton, Alberta

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Mattifying
  • Oil absorbing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged Pores
    • Oily skin

    I love this product. I have oily skin and sweat very easily and have tried blotting sheets that offer very temporary relief. I bought some samples of this product because of the excellent ratings and loved the results. The moment that pushed me to purchase a full size of it was when I used it after sweating up a storm dancing at a wedding - I first blotted the sweat off with a paper towel and then applied the shine stopped and I instantly looked as fresh as I did at the beginning of the day! Amazing!

    Service and delivery comments:

    PC usually ships within 24 hours of my order and I usually receive it in Canada within 4-7 business days. I also love that I can track my package!

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    great product

    By Musha

    from Kingston ON

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      I am totally satisfied with this product. it does more than i was expecting it to do. i have such an oily skin, especially during the summer months my face is quite shiny- not the kind we look to have though. So i had a trial sample from Paula's Choice and feeling very happy about the product so I would order a full size soon.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Works when I put it under my makeup!

      By Lindsey

      from CT

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Shine Stoppper keeps my shine and oil away for the whole work day when I dab it on my entire face before makeup. It really doesn't take that long to do, it dries quickly, and it does an excellent job of creating a matte finish on my skin without drying or flaking. I'm not a fan of powder products. They are difficult to re apply when needed without looking cakey. I just use this and liquid foundation and I'm good to go.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        LOVE this product!

        By Pam E

        from Deep South

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          I discovered this product a few years ago and have been a loyal customer since. When I first used it, I applied it under my make-up. Eh, not so good. So I decided to read the directions (yeah, hadn't done that the first time) and it specifically said to apply ON TOP OF your make-up. I followed directions and was very pleased with the results. My nose, chin, and forehead tend to be oily, and a dab of this stuff really does control the shine, and that's saying something for my skin. I live in the Deep South where it is very hot and humid in the summer, and while I may have a little break through shine during this time of year, it is nothing compared to the shine I'd have without Shine Stopper. Can't do without this product. Five stars!

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          5.0

          Love it now; how to use...

          By LTT

          from Knoxville tn

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Mattifies
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Makeup lasts longer
            • Mattifies

            I've had this for a long time and couldn't quite figure out how to use it. I saw a video about another product and it dawned on me. After you apply makeup, give it a few minutes to settle in, repowder nose if needed. Hopefully you've used a beauty blender type sponge to do your makeup. Squirt a small dab of product on the back of your hand and dab it with your finger so that it's not just in one blob. Lightly dab the sponge into the product and press onto nose, then keep dabbing and blending out to any areas that tend to get shiny. This works!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Excellent

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
            • Age:
            • 60+
             
            4.0

            Life saver

            By Lind

            from Singapore

            About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Mattifies/Controls Oil
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Excess sebum

            Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:

            This is the best product I've tried so far that doesn't clog my pores (powders etc...).
            I don't need coverage, and just want to reduce the excess sebum/shine/sticky feeling off of my face.

            Service and delivery comments:

            The only downside to this, is that I have to pat it in.. which is takes a bit of time.. so it takes a while to apply to my whole face.
            Does anyone know how to apply this all over the face quickly?

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I would not buy again

            By Mojo

            from Toronto

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:

                I find that it stings when I use it, also it leaves white marks even though I blend it in. Doesn't control oil.

                 
                5.0

                My MUST HAVE product!

                By Jackie K

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Mattifies/Controls Oil
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:

                    I am super oily, and this is the only product I swear by. I pat a pea sized amount onto my t-zone and I can either wear makeup or not, but it will keep me shine free all day. I swear by this stuff, and that's saying a lot!

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Mattifying Product

                    By Sylvia

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Beauty Expert

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Mattifies/Controls Oil
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • oil control

                      Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:

                      I have very oily skin that I don't like to cover with makeup every day. Sometimes all I want is a way to stop the oil, without color. I've tried 7 or 8 other brands that claim to do the same thing, but some of them were useless, some irritated my skin, and the best one did soak up some of the oil, but it also left my skin looking too "dewy"--after years of oily shine, I'd like a true matte finish. This product makes my skin smooth, matte, and shine-free. It lasts for hours and doesn't hide my skin the way powder does.

                      It does make my skin a bit red for about 10 seconds after I put it on, but that might just be from the motion of rubbing it in. It dries very quickly, so it needs to be applied quickly. For each section of my face, I put a small amount between my fingers and rub/pat it in as quickly as possible before it dries.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Finally found it!!!

                      By Nikki

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Controls Breakouts
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Mattifies/Controls Oil

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:

                          best product I've ever used to control my oily t-zone. Even though I use products that usually says mattifying I always end up with oily skin after 3 or 4 hours. I live in Vegas and I just cannot avoid being oily in this hot weather til' I tried this. I don't wear foundation but this keeps my tinted moisturizer all day long.

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